Radcliffe fellows receive a monthly stipend and may be eligible for financial support for housing, childcare, health insurance, and relocation expenses. Below is an overview of the financial support available to fellows for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Please e-mail fellowships@radcliffe.harvard.edu for additional information.


For the 2021–2022 academic year, fellows will receive a stipend in the amount of $78,000 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses. Single-semester Radcliffe fellows receive a $39,000 stipend plus an additional $2,500 to cover project expenses.

If instructed, Radcliffe will pay the stipend to the fellow’s US-based home institution. If the fellow’s home institution is not US-based, the stipend will be paid directly to the fellow. The Radcliffe stipend should be allocated entirely for salary and fringe benefits while the faculty member is in residence as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. The Institute does not allow overhead to be charged on these payments.


Relocation funds are available to reimburse eligible fellows and dependent family members who relocate to the Boston area for the purpose of the fellowship.


Funds are available in the following amounts to help eligible fellows cover the costs of dependent child care through licensed daycare and/or after-school programs.

1 child age 12* or younger

up to $2,500 per academic year

2 children 12* or younger

up to $3,500 per academic year

3 or more children 12* or younger

up to $4,500 per academic year

Additional funds for child aged 3* or younger

up to $7,000 per academic year

Additional funds for child aged 4–6* years

up to $4,500 per academic year

All figures are per fellowship year and subject to change.
“*Age as of June 30 preceding the fellowship year.

The childcare funds will be reduced by half for single-semester fellowships.

Health Care:

The Radcliffe Institute encourages fellows to have comprehensive health care coverage for the duration of the fellowship year. US citizens and permanent US residents are encouraged to retain their current insurance through their US-based home institutions. Fellows on J visas are required to maintain health insurance in accordance with J Scholar Visa regulations for themselves and all dependents for the entirety of their stay in the US.

Due to the high cost of medical care in the US, the Radcliffe Institute strongly suggests that fellows on J visas carry medical coverage that exceeds the US Department of State’s minimum requirements. The Radcliffe Institute will provide eligible fellows* a health care stipend that will cover the full cost of insurance premiums in Radcliffe’s recommended health and dental care plans. Fellows eligible to receive the health care stipend will also receive assistance in navigating the health insurance enrollment process.

*For the purposes of administering the health care stipend, eligible fellows are those on a J Scholar Visa and US citizen or permanent US resident fellows who do not have the option to retain their current health insurance.

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